Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – T. Vince Lombardi
In organizations I too often hear the stories of individuals (ladder climbers, attention seekers) versus the team or the organization. These individuals too often have convinced all the other team players that the only way to be a team player is to not be an individual.
I hope that legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi helped me convince you that a great team is made up of the strongest individuals, giving their best, committed to the team’s success vice nameless, faceless team members each doing a duty as assigned.
The best teams I’ve worked with and observed have been packed with individuals, each different from the next, fiercely committed to the team’s success.
Be that individual, set the example and watch your team succeed.
Why not try?